Period
to 23 April 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Sheffield during the 6 months to 23 April 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineer
South Yorkshire > Sheffield
6 months to
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 29 74
Rank change year-on-year +2 +45 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 71 74 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 7.51% 7.75% 2.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.65% 7.91% 2.49%
Number of salaries quoted 60 72 25
Sheffield median annual salary £45,000 £41,250 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% -2.94% +21.43%
10th Percentile £37,500 £33,838 £25,450
90th Percentile £58,875 £60,000 £47,000
South Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +14.29%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Sheffield. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Sheffield
Permanent vacancies in Sheffield with a recognized job title 928 935 1,123
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.10% 97.91% 96.23%
Number of salaries quoted 804 798 960
Sheffield median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £24,750 £22,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
South Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Sheffield

Job postings that featured Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Sheffield.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Sheffield

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Sheffield.

Salary trend for Software Engineer in Sheffield

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Sheffield

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Sheffield over the 6 months to 23 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in Sheffield

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 23 April 2018, Software Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Sheffield region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 71 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 48 (67.61%) Java
3 41 (57.75%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (36.62%) JavaScript
5 25 (35.21%) Spring
6 24 (33.80%) React
7 23 (32.39%) Docker
8 18 (25.35%) MySQL
9 17 (23.94%) Kafka
10 16 (22.54%) AngularJS
10 16 (22.54%) MongoDB
10 16 (22.54%) RESTful
10 16 (22.54%) PHP
11 15 (21.13%) Open Source
11 15 (21.13%) DevOps
12 14 (19.72%) Opscode Chef
12 14 (19.72%) Microservices
12 14 (19.72%) SQL
12 14 (19.72%) Web Services
12 14 (19.72%) PostgreSQL
12 14 (19.72%) Scrum
13 13 (18.31%) Cucumber
13 13 (18.31%) Node.js
14 12 (16.90%) Git (software)
14 12 (16.90%) Computer Science
14 12 (16.90%) Spring Security
14 12 (16.90%) Degree
14 12 (16.90%) TDD
14 12 (16.90%) E-Commerce
14 12 (16.90%) C

Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (15.49%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.82%) Apache ServiceMix
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.27%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.63%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.41%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (25.35%) MySQL
2 16 (22.54%) MongoDB
3 14 (19.72%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (15.49%) Relational Database
5 6 (8.45%) NoSQL
6 3 (4.23%) Redis
7 2 (2.82%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (18.31%) Cucumber
2 12 (16.90%) Git (software)
3 7 (9.86%) Mercurial
3 7 (9.86%) Subversion
4 5 (7.04%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.82%) git-flow
5 2 (2.82%) JUnit
5 2 (2.82%) Maven
6 1 (1.41%) Grunt
6 1 (1.41%) gulp
6 1 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (7.04%) Electronics
2 3 (4.23%) Automotive
2 3 (4.23%) Finance
3 2 (2.82%) Retail
4 1 (1.41%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (35.21%) Spring
2 24 (33.80%) React
3 17 (23.94%) Kafka
4 16 (22.54%) AngularJS
4 16 (22.54%) RESTful
5 14 (19.72%) Web Services
6 13 (18.31%) Node.js
7 12 (16.90%) Spring Boot
7 12 (16.90%) Spring Security
8 11 (15.49%) Gherkin
8 11 (15.49%) J2EE
8 11 (15.49%) RabbitMQ
9 10 (14.08%) JPA
9 10 (14.08%) Servlets
10 8 (11.27%) .NET
10 8 (11.27%) HTML
11 7 (9.86%) CSS
12 5 (7.04%) jQuery
12 5 (7.04%) JSON
13 4 (5.63%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.90%) Computer Science
1 12 (16.90%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (2.82%) 3D Graphics
2 2 (2.82%) Algorithms
2 2 (2.82%) e-Learning
3 1 (1.41%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.41%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.45%) Windows
2 2 (2.82%) Linux
2 2 (2.82%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 41 (57.75%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (21.13%) DevOps
3 15 (21.13%) Open Source
4 14 (19.72%) Microservices
4 14 (19.72%) Scrum
5 12 (16.90%) E-Commerce
5 12 (16.90%) TDD
6 11 (15.49%) Front End Development
6 11 (15.49%) High Availability
7 10 (14.08%) Information Retrieval
8 9 (12.68%) OO
9 7 (9.86%) BDD
9 7 (9.86%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (9.86%) MVC
9 7 (9.86%) Validation
10 6 (8.45%) DSDM
10 6 (8.45%) Kanban
10 6 (8.45%) RUP
10 6 (8.45%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 48 (67.61%) Java
2 26 (36.62%) JavaScript
3 16 (22.54%) PHP
4 14 (19.72%) SQL
5 12 (16.90%) C
5 12 (16.90%) C++
5 12 (16.90%) Java 8
5 12 (16.90%) Java 9
6 11 (15.49%) Kotlin
7 10 (14.08%) C#
8 8 (11.27%) Python
9 7 (9.86%) Embedded C++
10 6 (8.45%) Embedded C
11 3 (4.23%) Ruby
12 2 (2.82%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 12 (16.90%) Degree
2 10 (14.08%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.82%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.23%) MISRA
2 2 (2.82%) ISO 26262
3 1 (1.41%) MISRA C
System Software
1 23 (32.39%) Docker
2 1 (1.41%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 14 (19.72%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (4.23%) Graphite
Vendors
1 3 (4.23%) Salesforce.com
1 3 (4.23%) Splunk
2 2 (2.82%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.41%) Microsoft